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Zhu, Chang – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
The implementation process of educational technology and computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) is complex as it is influenced by context variables. This research aims to examine in a comprehensive way the effect of the cultural environment and school organizational culture features on the implementation of CSCL. A total of 832 students…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning, Educational Technology, Cultural Influences
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Junco, Reynol; Elavsky, C. Michael; Heiberger, Greg – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
Herein, we present data from two studies of Twitter usage in different postsecondary courses with the goal of analyzing the relationships surrounding student engagement and collaboration as they intersect learning outcomes. Study 1 was conducted with 125 students taking a first-year seminar course, half of who were required to use Twitter while…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Teaching Methods
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Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Sung, Han-Yu; Hung, Chun-Ming; Yang, Li-Hsueh; Huang, Iwen – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
Educational computer games have been recognized as being a promising approach for motivating students to learn. Nevertheless, previous studies have shown that without proper learning strategies or supportive models, the learning achievement of students might not be as good as expected. In this study, a knowledge engineering approach is proposed…
Descriptors: Computer Games, Educational Games, Elementary School Science, Science Instruction
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McDonald, Susan; Howell, Jennifer – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
This paper describes the use of robotics in an Early Years classroom as a tool to aid the development of technological skills in a creative environment rich with literacy and numeracy opportunities. The pilot project illustrates how a three-phase process can result in the development of: (1) emergent literacy and numeracy, (2) digital access for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pilot Projects, Numeracy, Engineering
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Foster, Geoff – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2005
This paper arises out of a research study into the online help facilities provided in popular software applications such as word processors. Its particular focus is on experimental methods of evaluating the effectiveness and usability of those facilities. Focus groups, questionnaires, and online surveys had already been used in other phases of the…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Word Processing, Focus Groups, Computer Software
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Madden, Andrew; Ford, Nigel; Miller, David; Levy, Philippa – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2005
A questionnaire was generated from the results of a series of interviews at The City School one of the 27 state secondary schools in Sheffield. In October 2002, it was sent out to 499 Heads of Department at the remaining 26 state secondary schools. Responses were received from 188 teachers, ranging in age from 24 to 60 years old. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Urban Schools, Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Newton, D. P. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 1984
A survey of sixth-form students to determine the level of A-level textbook use in physics, chemistry, and biology in English schools found that texts are used primarily after the lesson, at the student's discretion, and with great variations between students. Biology texts were used most, and physics texts used least. (MBR)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literature Reviews, Questionnaires, Science Instruction
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Melton, Reginald F. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 1990
Discussion of the development of written instructional materials for distance education focuses on the transformation of existing materials into good teaching materials by course teams. Changes in the course as a whole are considered as well as changes in the materials; checklists are provided; and examples are given of transformed materials.…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Distance Education, Instructional Materials, Material Development
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Edwards, Robert; Sutton, Alan – British Journal of Educational Technology, 1992
Describes an undergraduate course at the Polytechnic of Wales called Information Systems for Management that was designed to give students responsibility for setting objectives, working at their own pace, and making self-assessments. Highlights include course objectives, course content, learning methods used, students' reactions, results obtained,…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Course Content, Course Evaluation, Course Objectives
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Hosie, P. J. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 1985
Examines the effects of Australia's Video Loan Programme, which provides videocassette copies of Australian Broadcasting Corporation's educational broadcasts to primary school students living in isolated areas and reviews teacher, student, and parent attitudes, viewing patterns, integration with the curriculum, and educational concerns about…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Research, Educational Television, Parent Attitudes
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Stanford, J. D.; Imrie, B. W. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 1981
Reports the results of a three-stage evaluation of "Monetary Economics," an undergraduate credit course offered to external or distance students of the University of Queensland in 1979 and 1980. Twenty-eight references are listed. (Author/LLS)
Descriptors: Audiotape Cassettes, Behavioral Objectives, Course Evaluation, Economics
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Nathenson, M.; And Others – British Journal of Educational Technology, 1981
Discusses the philosophy underlying the development of "Living with Technology," a new foundation course developed at the Open University. Additionally, a new model of course development is discussed which is designed to evaluate and revise the course in the light of student and tutor feedback. Eight references are listed. (Author/LLS)
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Educational Philosophy, Foreign Countries, Instructional Development
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Harris, N. D. C.; Kirkhope, S. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 1979
Evaluation of the use of videotape cassettes at the University of Bath library. Student use, relation to course work, costs, amount of cognitive learning, and purpose of the materials were studied through observation and interviews. (RAO)
Descriptors: Autoinstructional Aids, Cost Effectiveness, Interviews, Library Services
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Shannon, A. G.; Clark, B. E. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 1979
Attitudinal differences among first-year polytechnic students towards ways of learning mathematics are investigated in relation to field of study, level of ability, and method of instruction. (RAO)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Attitudes, Audiovisual Instruction, College Mathematics
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Moss, G. D. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 1979
Examines rating of 57 aims of a course on educational technology by ex-students and a group of colleagues not in the course. (RAO)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Course Content, Course Objectives, Educational Technology